Lasagna Bites

 

The Halliday’s can get so Bussey  Guest stopping by with Halliday Chair can leave a host frazzled and overworked.

Do your self a favor and make some freezable appetizers. this recipe is perfect for unexpected guest  Or a now effort for Guest and family while they wait for the big Thanksgiving meal.

It will Keep the Whens dinner going to be ready? at bay.

The best about this recipe is that they warm in the microwave in right from the freezer in about 7 minutes

Make it your own add sliced pepperoni for a spicier bite. or your favorite pizza toppings. Omit the spinach for picky eaters.

8 Lasagna noodles, cooked

  1 (10 ounces) package (about 1 cup) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

  115 ounce) container (about 2 cups) ricotta cheese

  1/2 cup fontina

  1egg

  1/2teaspoon minced garlic

  1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings

  1/2 teaspoon  Final  seed

  1(15 ounces) can 3 cheese pasta sauce

  1cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Salt and pepper, if desired

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a rimmed baking dish (1-2 inches deep) with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl combine spinach, ricotta, fontina, egg, garlic, and Italian seasonings. Add salt and pepper if desired.

Pat noodles dry with a paper towel and lay them on parchment or wax paper. Cut each noodle in half widthwise. Fill each noodle piece with 2-3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture, leaving an inch empty on one side of the noodle. Start rolling each noodle up, ending on the side that has one inch empty.

This is so that filling doesn’t spill out the end of your rolls.

Slice each noodle roll-up in half with a sharp knife and place, seam side down, in your baking dish. Top each roll with 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce and 1 teaspoon of mozzarella. Make sure your dish is deep enough to cover with foil and not mess up the rolls.

Cover baking dish tightly with foil and bake for 18-20 minutes or until cheese is melted inside. (If you like your pasta to have crispy edges, leave pan uncovered.) Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Freezer instructions: Prepare as directed above but freeze right before baking. Reheat by baking for 25-30 minutes at 350°F. Or for a quick snack, freeze after baking and pop one in the microwave any time you want a little bite!